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Old 10-20-2005, 10:21 PM   #1
Nic Nakis
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What results do you think fasting for Ramadan will have on my short-term and/or long-term training goals?
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Old 10-20-2005, 11:44 PM   #2
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My opinion:
Short term - lower intensity.
Long term - nothing/negligable.
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Old 10-21-2005, 07:31 AM   #3
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Nic,

I don't know a lot about that tradition/ritual.. but are you allowed to eat when the sun is down?

If so, consider it an exercise in intermittant fasting. :-)
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Old 10-21-2005, 10:51 AM   #4
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From Art De Vany's website.

Fasting actually potentiates gene expression for building muscle tissue. Another reason to work out on an empty stomach. A morning work out after an over night fast is quite effective for this.

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Old 10-21-2005, 03:17 PM   #5
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I just fasted for 24 hours today before Linda. I PRed by over a minute, with higher weight than last time. I feel wonderful.
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Old 10-21-2005, 05:26 PM   #6
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Seems to me like you'll be doing the Warrior Diet by default. Keep a journal and see how it goes for you...Could work out to be an interesting experiment.
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Old 10-22-2005, 12:33 AM   #7
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A little fast every now and then seems to be great for your body in all sorts of ways.

I don't necessarily condone Art De Vany's way of doing it frequently, but his reasons as why to do it are grounded.

A friend of mine has a bunch of high-calorie powerbars with him to eat whenever he has to play a big soccer game, so he doesn't have to digest too hard.
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Old 10-22-2005, 03:16 AM   #8
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My understanding of how it is celebrated is that you eat at sundown and can eat until sunrise. This leads to customs where there is more sleeping/resting in the day and later nights and earlier mornings (before sunrise) than the rest of the year. I seem to recall also that there are certain nights through the period where eating at sundown is even a feast time.

You will not be able to be on the zone due to inability to eat at least once every five hours. But otherwise, if you eat well during the dark hours you should do okay. On days your feeling weaker, don't push so hard physically. Try to take naps. I seem to recall also that there are certain nights through the period where eating at sundown is even a feast time. When you do eat, eat really clean and well.
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Old 10-22-2005, 04:35 PM   #9
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Gene expression.... just when I thought I had a place to get away from those words. :-)

(at a "gene expression" laboratory on a Saturday afternoon)
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Old 10-23-2005, 02:59 PM   #10
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It does seem you could reap the dual benefits of IF and The Warrior Diet. I'd be interested to hear how it works out for you.

Allah Akbar!
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